China vs World

By | 2015-09-15T11:33:31+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Categories: Economics|

The country consumes a big proportion of the world’s materials used in infrastructure. It consumes 54% of aluminum, 48% of copper, 50% of nickel, 45% of all steel, and 60% of concrete. In fact, the country has consumed more concrete [...]

March 2015 Economic & Market Review

By | 2015-03-04T10:38:46+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Portfolio Review|

Economic Review Global economic growth (as measured in the combined Gross Domestic Product of all countries) has historically been driven by the stable economies of the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Japan. Since the crisis of 2008/2009, recovery efforts [...]

Consumer Price Index – January 2015

By | 2015-01-20T20:30:12+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Lagging|Tags: |

U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest decline in six years in December. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.4 percent last month, the largest drop since December 2008, after sliding 0.3 percent in November. In [...]

ADP National Employment Report – November 2014

By | 2014-12-17T16:21:41+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Categories: Economics, Leading|

ADP National Employment Report Shows 208,000 Jobs Added in November Private-sector employment increased by 208,000 from October to November, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Highlights Small businesses (1-49 employees) +101,000 Medium businesses (50-499 employees) +65,000 Large businesses (500 or more [...]

Unemployment Claims – Week Ending November 29, 2014

By | 2014-12-17T16:13:58+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Categories: Economics, Leading|

In the week ending November 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted  initial claims was 297,000, a decrease of 17,000 from the previous week's  revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 313,000 to  314,000. The [...]